I didn't realize the bolt had a 65kwh battery, I always thought they were a city car with a sub 30kwh pack.
I watched several 2022 Bolt and Tesla Model 3 comparisons (the latter is now about $10-15k more). The latter has 250 hp vs 200 hp, and a 5.4 s versus 6.5 s 0-60 time.How does it do on broken roads with massive bumps, humps, and potholes?
More likely it would be slightly reduced mileage due to the added weight. There also might have been some structural reinforcement needed for it?I like that the 2022 Bolt now has a sunroof option - couldn't understand why they didn't offer that earlier. The reason the dealer gave me was BS - reduced mileage when open (never found this very true with my Chevy Sonic with a sunroof).
The retroactive discount is not available, bc I leased. Ironically, to reduce the risk I faced due to falling (resale) prices. LOL.So does this apply to you?
The automaker plans to compensate customers who paid more for the vehicles this year before the $6,000 price cut was introduced for the 2023 Bolt EV and EUV.insideevs.com
During the long wait period to get the new battery for my 2017 Bolt, now nearing 40,000 miles. I pondered getting a 2022 Bolts. Except for the battery issue, I have no complaints about my Bolt. And the new battery has extended my range. With the warm summer now finally here, battery range charges to about 280 miles with Hilltop Reserve "on" and so far up to about 305 miles with Hill Top Reserve "off." Range wise it is competitive with my wife's Tesla Model 3. And if the Bolt had a fast charging network like Tesla, the Bolt could have been a hit out of the park and established Chevy as as a world leader in the compact BEV market
So, the reason I didn't get a 2022 Bolt is that is simply that I followed the words of wisdom "if it isn't broke, don't fix it," And my 2017 Bolt is not broke (yet).